Pros: Terrain, lift service, no crowds
Cons: No lodging at mountain (kind of a good thing though)
Best kept secret in Utah (I am not helping am I). The 55 minute drive from Salt Lake turns away just enough people to keep it the secret gem it truly is. Every one I have taken there or made go there have agreed it is their favorite resort by far. Whether you are looking for the wide open glade / cruisers on strawberry side, the technical and off piste nature of the John Paul side, or the steeps off the Mt. Allen tram, Snowbasin has it all. Not to mention everything is served via high speed gondola or quad. People get so spoiled, most don't make the extra hike to the No Name terrain. Their loss, my gain if you ask me. The lower wasatch sometimes wins the cup in snow category due to the higher elevation, but with Snowbasin averaging close to 500 inches and all that terrain with no one on it,.......you can't beat it. Just go!